The Re-imagining TB Care initiative has developed a wide partner network from Ministries of Health, donor partners, implementing organizations, and innovators. Together, we are transforming when, where, and how TB services are accessed and delivered. You can read more about the RTC initiative here, see our product innovation scan of promising tools to help end TB here, and read more about Phase 1 of RTC through our RTC Toolkit on People-Centered Design here. Read below for more about our partners and projects.
Our RTC partners Walimu and the RTC Leadership Group in Uganda has chosen to invest in strengthening digital tools for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Village Health Teams (VHTs) to enable them to counsel, advocate for and support TB-affected people at their homes and in their communities, while connecting more with their peers. After 89+ interviews across six districts, categorized into over 2,000 statements, the team identified 15 opportunity areas, of which five were prioritized in the first workshop. After two more interactive workshops with over 60 participants, the community ultimately decided to focus on digital tools to transform health care worker service delivery, while also exploring some low-cost ways to implement awareness campaigns for communities and aggregated data visualizations to empower real-time decision making.
See below for more details about Walimu’s work in Phase 1 to identify opportunities and challenges for TB care and the concept notes they developed around ideas to re-imagine TB care.
In Viet Nam, our RTC partners FIT and the RTC Leadership Group have chosen in Phase 2 to address financing gaps left by Viet Nam’s Social Health Insurance (SHI) and social assistance systems by supporting PASTB and staff at the National Lung Hospital to provide timely financial assistance to people with TB. As in Uganda, the opportunity areas were informed by interviews and focus groups with over 88 people from five locations around the country. Those interviews were broken down into over 1,500 statements, categorized into 15 opportunity areas. Through three successive workshops with an inclusive panel of TB-affected people and decision-makers, the group overwhelmingly voted to support increased access to social protection with the primary goals to:
See below for more details about FIT’s work in Phase 1 to identify opportunities and challenges for TB care and the concept notes they developed around ideas to re-imagine TB care.